Mike Fiers suffers broken arm with Nashville
By Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel
June 16, 2013
Right-hander Mike Fiers, who began the season in the Brewers' starting rotation and later served a second stint with them, suffered a broken right arm Saturday night when struck on the forearm by a line drive while pitching for Class AAA Nashville.
Fiers is expected to be out 9 to 12 weeks, which would cover the remainder of the minor-league season. Barring a September call-up by the Brewers, Fiers is likely done for the year.
Pitching on his 28th birthday, Fiers was struck by a shot off the bat of New Orleans' Kevin Kouzmanoff in the seventh inning of that game. Fiers allowed eight hits and five runs (four earned) in that outing and was charged with the loss in the 6-3 defeat. He is 1-2 in five starts with Nashville but has an impressive 2.20 ERA.
In 11 games with the Brewers this season, including three starts, Fiers was 1-4 with a 7.25 ERA.